Innovation Program TKI Wind op Zee

The TKI Wind op Zee program focuses on cooperation in research, development and demonstration. It aims to facilitate offshore wind energy to provide a large contribution to the energy transition by means of cost reduction and optimisation, integration in the energy system, and spatial integration and ecology. Thereby increasing the contribution of the Dutch offshore wind industry to the implementation of offshore wind in Netherlands and strengthening their competitive position in the international export market.

Connection to Societal Challenge 'Energy Transition and Sustainability'

The mission-driven innovation policy focuses on the societal challenge 'Energy Transition and Sustainability': the change to an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply. The TKI Wind op Zee program supports this with the following themes:



Program Line


High costs offshore wind (i.a. maintenance, storage)

Cost Reduction and Optimisation


Dependence on wind, network capacity, energy storage, grid connection

Integration into the Energy System


Limited space, ecological impact, large reduction CO2 emissions necessary

Offshore Wind and the Environment

Cost Reduction and Optimisation

Despite the recent cost reduction for offshore wind, the focus on cost reduction through innovation with the aim to further reduce the societal costs, new locations and external risks remain of interest. In addition, the costs for integration in the energy system (e.g. energy storage) will increase. Innovation focuses on optimization & acceleration and also on new technology & materials.

Program Line Cost Reduction and Optimisation

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Integration into the Energy System

Large-scale generation of offshore wind power means that integration in the energy system becomes more and more important. Topics such as chain alignment, forecasting, balancing, storage and conversion, interconnection, the offshore grid, grid-supporting services (ancillary services) are of importance.

Illustration Integration into the Energy System

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Offshore Wind and the Environment

The energy transition requires a large contribution of offshore wind energy. This affects the ecology and use of space offshore, both restrictive and strengthening. Collaboration with other users on the North Sea and the interaction between technology and ecology are subjects for research and innovation.

Illustration Offshore Wind and the Environment

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Program 2019-2020

You can download the program here

Previous program documents are available here.